Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | ... | 197

Zub

147 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 821119 17-May-2013 12:53
Send private message

Dingbatt: Gee that was tough (not).
Walked into the local Noel Leemings, saw they had the XT One for $899. They also have 10% off phones this weekend so I asked if that applied to the 'One'. The girl initially said no because it was already a special, then in the next breath said if she could swing the 10% off would I take it (they only had 1). Yes, was the reply. So for $810, no fuss, no wait.


Urk, it hurts to hear that Warehouse and NL are trying to clear out their remaining stock, when I'm still waiting for My pre-order from NL and my local branch still says stock arrival status is unknown.

Glad to hear that you got an awesome deal though :) Lots of others haven't been so lucky to get the full discount so that's an excellent score!

4256 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 821155 17-May-2013 13:21
Send private message

networkn: Anyone got any bright ideas how I can bring across saved text messages from a Blackberry to an Android device


Settings > Transfer Content

 
 
 
 


2614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185


  Reply # 821176 17-May-2013 13:51
Send private message

So I went through the HTC Setup process, personalised it online, ringtones/wallpaper etc. The settings haven't been applied to my phone and I see no notification to apply them like it says on the website. I am signed in with my HTC account and then Sync Now option cannot be clicked.

I have verified my email address and still nothing?



3116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Subscriber

  Reply # 821180 17-May-2013 13:55
Send private message

Zub:
Dingbatt: Gee that was tough (not).
Walked into the local Noel Leemings, saw they had the XT One for $899. They also have 10% off phones this weekend so I asked if that applied to the 'One'. The girl initially said no because it was already a special, then in the next breath said if she could swing the 10% off would I take it (they only had 1). Yes, was the reply. So for $810, no fuss, no wait.


Urk, it hurts to hear that Warehouse and NL are trying to clear out their remaining stock, when I'm still waiting for My pre-order from NL and my local branch still says stock arrival status is unknown.

Glad to hear that you got an awesome deal though :) Lots of others haven't been so lucky to get the full discount so that's an excellent score!


Yes I recognise I was lucky. Checked Warehouse Stationery also. They did say they would beat any advertised price by 5% but it was moot because they had no stock.

The NL I went to (Lincoln Road, Henderson) said they only received a couple and one was on display and the other is now mine :-)




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

698 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 62

Trusted

  Reply # 821185 17-May-2013 14:11
Send private message

I realize this has been talked about previously, but is there any consensus on good cases for the One yet, available in NZ now?

I am thinking of either a slim case protecting the back, or a full case protecting the front and back (a leather notebook style flip case - not the wallet/book style).

URL's?

Currently have these on my short list:
NILLKIN HTC One (M7) - Frosted Shield | Trade Me
HTC One IMAK Hard Case + Screen Protector | Trade Me
HTC One M7 Leather Flip Case&SP | Trade Me

A
ny better ideas?


1362 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 821187 17-May-2013 14:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

i have ordered these cases for my One:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJN6WYK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9Q1WC8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also have the Rock case from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Rock-Back-Hard-Ultra-Thin-Shell-Cover-Case-Fo-HTC-One-M7-801e-6445LVW-32GB-/121099854501?pt=UK_MobilePhones_MobilePhonesCasesPouches&var=&hash=item1c321d22a5

But i didnt like this one much... you can have it for 10 bucks if you want it? It is a hard plastic and it doesnt offer much protection if you decide to drop the phone on concrete or tiles. But does protect against scratches and stuff .

4256 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 821188 17-May-2013 14:15
One person supports this post
Send private message

I ordered the Rock slim case for about $8 on eBay ($30+ on TradeMe) and it arrived yesterday from HK, 7 days after ordering. It's slim, looks great and actually makes the phone easier to hold. Really stands out in a bright green/yellow.

68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 821189 17-May-2013 14:17
Send private message

Brendan: I realize this has been talked about previously, but is there any consensus on good cases for the One yet, available in NZ now?

I am thinking of either a slim case protecting the back, or a full case protecting the front and back (a leather notebook style flip case - not the wallet/book style).

URL's?

Currently have these on my short list:
NILLKIN HTC One (M7) - Frosted Shield | Trade Me
HTC One IMAK Hard Case + Screen Protector | Trade Me
HTC One M7 Leather Flip Case&SP | Trade Me

A
ny better ideas?



I have the Nillikin case that you have linked. I think it is great, nice fit, doesnt add too much bulk, etc. God openings for all the ports, nice lip over the front so that the glass doesnt touch a surface which you rest it on. I would recommend this case, though that IMAK case you have linked looks the business also.

I have pictures posted a few pages back, Ill see if I can dig it up and post the links.

EDIT http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=114440&page_no=79

1362 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 821190 17-May-2013 14:18
Send private message

bradstewart: I ordered the Rock slim case for about $8 on eBay ($30+ on TradeMe) and it arrived yesterday from HK, 7 days after ordering. It's slim, looks great and actually makes the phone easier to hold. Really stands out in a bright green/yellow.


ahh you got it for 8 bucks..damn..i got ripped off! lol. i had paid about 11 bucks something... oh well.. 

anyone want to take it off me hands for 8 bucks then - il include shipping (il chuck in it an envelop and post it :))

4256 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 821193 17-May-2013 14:25
Send private message

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130872751402

This is the one I got seller has lots of other cases for the One as well.

1362 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 821201 17-May-2013 14:43
Send private message

Oh i think it is the same seller i got it from then. Ya 10.81 sounds about right. haha.

the case is good indeed, it does make it easier to hold the One. But ya, as I said, i wouldnt feel too comfortable if the phone drops on tiles or concrete with that case. But things like carpet are perfectly fine.


68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 821206 17-May-2013 14:52
Send private message

I think I will be pleasantly surprised with the build quality of this phone. Looks to be equal or better than the iPhone in terms of durability, and I think I am pretty qualified to speak on the qualities of iPhone build construction... Dropped it countless times with and without a case, many times from heights of over 1 metre on to the road, concrete, etc.

The thing that finally got it was when I was skating to work and hit a rock and fell on my side with it in my pocket. Smashed the screen but the phone still worked well. Then following months saw it given an absolute thrashing, weights dropped on it, thrown to the ground, kicked along the ground, really terrible things that most people would never consider doing to their device. I had a back up phone which I never had to use and have since passed my iPhone on to my girlfriend, who is getting the screen and the home button replaced.

If that is anything to go by then I cant imagine myself or anyone else having problems with the durabilty of this phone. BTW, all of the above was performed without a case or a screen protector, and aside from the cracks and the bits of glass which have fallen out, and the huge series of scratches from when I fell on it, the screen was mostly blemish free. 

68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 821208 17-May-2013 15:01
Send private message

Hollidog: I think I will be pleasantly surprised with the build quality of this phone. Looks to be equal or better than the iPhone in terms of durability, and I think I am pretty qualified to speak on the qualities of iPhone build construction... Dropped it countless times with and without a case, many times from heights of over 1 metre on to the road, concrete, etc.

The thing that finally got it was when I was skating to work and hit a rock and fell on my side with it in my pocket. Smashed the screen but the phone still worked well. Then following months saw it given an absolute thrashing, weights dropped on it, thrown to the ground, kicked along the ground, used as a bottle opener (worked surprisingly well until the edges blunted), really terrible things that most people would never consider doing to their device. I had a back up phone which I never had to use and have since passed my iPhone on to my girlfriend, who is getting the screen and the home button replaced.

If that is anything to go by then I cant imagine myself or anyone else having problems with the durabilty of this phone. BTW, all of the above was performed without a case or a screen protector, and aside from the cracks and the bits of glass which have fallen out, and the huge series of scratches from when I fell on it, the screen was mostly blemish free. 

64 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 821372 17-May-2013 22:16
Send private message

Got my replacement today. Opened it on the spot, it was worse then my last one. Interestingly enough, Noel Leeming still has my last phone that I returned. They said they need to try sell it themselves, cant return it to supplier.

Have ordered another one, and been told this is the last one I can have.

Interested in just going to Warehouse Stationary for price match. Does anyone know if Warehouse Stationary allows return for refund within 14 days?

If I open one and refuse to accept its defect, can I stil force them to refund it under the 14 days guarantee they have?

2614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185


  Reply # 821399 17-May-2013 22:33
Send private message

Repost...

Earlier today I went through the HTC Setup process on my laptop, set up ringtones/wallpaper, selected the apps I wanted to install. The settings haven't been applied to my phone and I see no notification to apply them like it says on the website. I am signed in with my HTC account and then Sync Now option cannot be clicked.

I have verified my email address and still nothing?

Please help :)

1 | ... | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | ... | 197
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.